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Antalya Museum march 2013 7734.jpg
10-Mar-2013 Dick Osseman

Antalya Museum march 2013 7734.jpg

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Attis. Bronze, Roman period. Many reflections made photography difficult. From the Wikipedia: Attis (Ancient Greek: Ἄττις or Ἄττης) was the consort of Cybele in Phrygian and Greek mythology. His priests were eunuchs, the Galli, as explained by origin myths pertaining to Attis and castration. Attis was also a Phrygian god of vegetation, and in his self-mutilation, death, and resurrection he represents the fruits of the earth, which die in winter only to rise again in the spring.

Dated 2nd century A.D. Excavated in Perge.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: ‘Antalya Museum’ (Book from the ‘Kültür Bakanlığı’)

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